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Congress: Pass Legislation Soon to Protect Dreamers

The Maine Council of Churches calls upon Congress to pass legislation quickly to protect Dreamers from deportation. These young people should not be punished for the actions of their parents who left their home countries to escape violence and persecution and to find a better life in the United States.

MCC Blog August 16, 2017

The tragic and disturbing events that unfolded in Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend might lead some to conclude that seven hundred miles isn’t all that separates us here in Maine

MCC Blog July 27, 2017

Next month, MCC Board president Bonny Rodden and her family will be traveling to Oregon to witness the total solar eclipse on August 21. The sky will grow so dark that they will be able to see the stars at midday, as well as the sun’s corona and chromosphere and gusts of solar plasma.

Lobsterman’s Park, Portland, 6/23/2017

Faith leaders from the Maine Council of Churches who attended Friday’s press conference outside Senator Susan Collins’ office included (L to R): UCC Maine Conference Minister Rev. Deborah Blood, MCC Board member and UCC representative Rev. Alyssa Lodewick, MCC Vice-President Rev. Allen Ewing-Merrill, and MCC Executive Director Rev. Jane Field.

Shooting A Jarring Reminder to Sow Love Where There Is Hate

On a baseball diamond in Alexandria, VA, hatred and anger took an ugly turn June 14 as a man with a history of domestic violence and two legally acquired guns shot four people, one a member of Congress…read more

Decolonization and the Role of Faith Communities – Augusta 

On Saturday, June 24, 2017 Maine-Wabanaki REACH is sponsoring a free and open to the public workshop – Decolonization and the Role of Faith Communities.

MCC Blog June 15, 2017

MAINE NEVER GOT OUT OF THE GAME!
I’m sure many of you saw the article in the New York Times on June 10: “Religious Liberals Sat Out of Politics for 40 Years. Now They Want in the Game,” by Laurie Goodstein. While I was happy to see that the media…read more

Interfaith prayers for a humane budget

Rabbi Susan Carvutto, surrounded by people of faith, urged compassion at a legislative hearing Feb. 22 in Augusta. An interfaith prayer vigil, attended by about 150 people, followed in the Hall of Flags.

Maine Council of Churches Condemns Executive Order on Immigration

Maine Council of Churches Condemns Executive Order on Immigration

MCC Blog January 12, 2017

This prayer was delivered by MCC Executive Director Rev. Jane Field in the State House of Representatives on the opening day of the legislature, January 4.  All representatives and and senators …Read more